Do you have the desire to create his own patchwork masterpiece? What is quite understandable desire. It started in the art of patchwork bedspreads, blankets, pillowcases, tablecloths and other home textiles can become the exclusive interior decoration. They not only decorate your home, but it will add a unique flavor, special comfort and warmth. Also sew their own hands like exclusive afford not only aces of patchwork, but even novice quilter. However, even if you do not intend to engage seriously in a patchwork sewing, just know how to scribble on the machine, the patchwork coverlet also master. So, let's begin.
Tools and materials
In order to make their own hands a patchwork blanket you need first of all patches. To cover the value of half a meter to two meters thirty centimeters (standard size) must be sixty square with side flaps and twenty-three centimeters. In addition, you will need to cloth (1, 5 × 2 3 m), which will be the wrong side curtain, and padding polyester (lining) size meter thirty two hundred. Prepare also a thread in two colors: in color underside and leading color (dominant) flap. Tools needed to sew blankets: sewing needles or pins, a sewing machine, scissors or a rotary cutter.
Selection of flaps
Sew a blanket with his hands is not difficult. It is more difficult for him to pick up the scraps to combinations of colors. Quilt patchwork can be bi-color or multi-color.
For such covers pick up thirty patches are solid pastel and thirty dark patches. If you want to use in the printed fabrics, with the pattern must be lighter patches, and the pattern is desirable to choose a fine. What you can use color combinations? Here are a few interesting options: lemon and light brown (caramel color), milky pink and burgundy, ivory and color of dark chocolate. With regard to the texture of fabric, it may be any, but the density and thickness of the flap must be equal.
For multi-colored scraps of blankets select different colors. However, experienced loskutnitsy recommend choosing a multicolored patchwork fabric covers no more than seven different colors. And only one type of grafts may be leading. That is, the number of such patches should be larger than the others. Thus, if you sew the veil of sixty pieces of fabric, the top flaps must not be less than twenty-five. The number of other patches are calculated depending on the pattern and colors selected empirically.
The manufacturing process
Sew a patchwork blanket with his hands so easily that will cope with it even a novice. However, you must be patient: the process is still time-consuming. First we need to prepare the tissue for use: put them dekatirovke. That is, you need to soak (or wash) fabric, and then carefully to iron them. If you work with cotton fabrics, they are still desirable and podkrahmalit and silk hold in gelatin solution. This will give fabrics some stiffness, and work with them would be much more convenient. And do not forget to check that the needle on the sewing machine the selected fabric and stitch test, thread tension.
Now proceed to the process. Take two of different color patches, fold them face and prostrochite, stepping back from the edge of one and a half centimeters. Next to these two stitched one shred and so, in turn changing colors, sostrochite strip of six squares. Then stitch these nine bands and razutyuzhte seams allowances to make amends to the opposite side of the line.
The next step will be stitching bands. Fold the two bands inside out how their pins (not to went home) and prostrochite the one hand, stepping back from the edge of one and a half centimeters. Folding strip, make sure that the squares are staggered. And so, connect all the bands in the whole cloth, and then razutyuzhte all new joints.
Next comes the turn pad. Custom Made (yourself!) Patchwork fabric put face down, and he laid sintepon. Syntepon size will be larger than that of the crosslinked cloth (a piece of cloth left in the seam allowances). So lay sintepon so that all he stood for the same painting, and how both of the details pins. Now all the lines (squares and stripes on patchwork cloth) sintepon stitched to the canvas, trying to get exactly the seams. The result is a beautiful square stitch.
Sostegannye details impose (wrong side to wrong side!) To the canvas prepared for the wrong side of the bed covers. As is the case with synthetic padding, all the side of the cloth must be the same. Then the shear pins and the details do baster. Now the side of the back sheet bends down to half a centimeter, and tack them. And then two opposite edges of the backsheet once folded the inside and a half centimeters, baste and sew. That same was done with the two remaining edges of the web. Corners are filed manually.
So, with your hands, you can make beautiful patchwork blanket. This is one of the simplest patterns, but you can think of or find other arrangements by a more complex pattern. And it can be used for covering the old denim clothes and cut from their patches, build covered in patchwork technique.
The veil of denim scraps
His hands any old pair of jeans, denim skirts, jackets and sundresses can be turned into an original and durable blanket. In order to make such a creative product, you need only jeans and fabric for the wrong side. And interestingly, the veil will patchwork on both sides! So, we direct the revision in the cabinet and took out their entrails any old denim items. For the reverse side to fit almost any tissue, as long as their density was similar.
The size of the elements for your blankets define yourself, based on the amount of tissue residues, which are going to use in their work. From jeans and lining fabric cut into square patches and sort them in pairs: denim flap and the flap of the supporting tissue. Put all the wrong side of the pair and get to work.
Take two pairs of flaps and fold them over each other moving pads inside out denim. Even the edges, back from the edge of a half-two centimeters and sostrochite this pile of squares of one of the parties. Now expand it by separating the two pairs of flaps. You will receive the item of the future of the web. Allowance for the seam should be on the front side of the future covers, and even connecting seam - from the inside. Thus sew all prepared couples, then get the details sostrochite into the whole fabric of the desired size. Finally prostrochite cover all the edges, and retreated a half to two centimeters. This can be done double stitching (stitch in stitch).
If you think that the most tedious part of the job is complete, then we hasten to disappoint you - the dreary yet to come. Now, you will need very sharp scissors can cut through four layers of tissue, namely those allowances have remained from the front covers. Make cuts from the edge of the seam allowance to the entire surface of the web and on the edges. Cut allowances carefully before reaching the seam a few millimeters and making crosscuts and a half to two centimeters. After that, his hands tugging chopped fabric, giving it a slightly fluffed.
And the final stage will be combing our blankets. This will require hard metal brush (eg a brush for animals). This "scratcher" need to tear each shovchik, vychesyvaya transverse threads and longitudinal fluffed. Jobs, of course, is time consuming, but the result is worth it! The veil will look amazing, and in addition to this will last very long. All paintings are obtained patchwork squares bordered handmade fringe, which eventually slightly matted and firmly "will preserve" the seams. If a version with a fringe around the edges of blankets you do not like, try to tie them with the hook. Still fringed edge of the curtain will look much more spectacular.
Crosslinked with his hands covered in a patchwork will be an excellent interior decoration. Yes, and the practical use of it, too, will be (as, indeed, any other covered). And you with a sense of deep satisfaction with the results of their work can constantly admire this creation. Or went into a rage, to start developing more and more new techniques of patchwork. Believe me, patchwork - gambling activity: once begun, it is difficult to stop. But it is a useful hobby, so do not be afraid to get infected and boldly take the first step. Good luck!
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